Hutchins Farm is one of the oldest and largest certified organic vegetable and fruit operations in Massachusetts. Organic since 1973, every season Hutchins actively cultivates over 35 acres of vegetables, about an acre of small fruit, and 10 acres of apples. We sell our produce directly to consumers at our farm stand in Concord, MA, and at three weekly farmers’ markets, with a small amount of sales to local restaurants. Our farmstand is located right on the main farm and is open seasonally June – October. Please see our “Visit Us” page for more information. The main farm is 63 acres, and about half of the fields can be viewed from our farmstand. Owned and operated by the same family since 1895, Hutchins Farm has evolved over the years – please see our “History” page for more information. The current crew is working hard to provide our customers with the very finest fruits and vegetables, produced sanely and safely with respect for our land, our employees, and our customers’ health.
All our activities at Hutchins Farm are informed by a profound respect for the land, the people who work the land, and our community of customers. Our commitment to sustainability is threefold—a desire to sustain ourselves and those who work with us with a vibrant, viable economic enterprise; to sustain the land we cultivate through responsible practices and a sense of stewardship; to sustain our customers by growing and selling only the freshest, most flavorful, most healthful produce available. We hope and trust that our commitment will serve, in some way, to help sustain the larger communities to which we belong.
In practical terms, this means:
– We will continue to farm according to the organic rule and maintain organic certification for our products
– We will sell only very fresh, high quality fruits and vegetables of varieties selected primarily for flavor
– Any product we sell that we didn’t grow will meet our high standards for quality, sustainability, and the importance of local community
– We will maintain our production at a scale appropriate to our goals, our mission, and the ability of the land to produce
– We will continue to seek new and intriguing varieties, crops and products that conform to our philosophy
– We will promote a greater understanding of issues surrounding food and agriculture, including cultural, social, economic, environmental, political, nutritional, and technological
– We will continue to experiment with new and promising techniques to help move the farm toward a fuller expression of our mission